How to Feed Plants Multi Vitamins

Overview

Perhaps because we live with the idea that humans are supposed to get vitamins from plants, many people don't realize that plants need vitamins too. Although plants can produce their own vitamins, they don't often produce enough to help themselves thrive due to poor soil conditions. Studies in Science Daily show that antioxidants such as Vitamin C helps to support plants through stressful changes in the climate such as drought conditions. Adding a multivitamin rich in A, the B vitamins, C and E and pantothenic acid can help maximize the yield of vegetables and make plants grow larger. Several multivitamin formulas on the market are formulated just for plants, or you can use liquid vitamin compounds formulated for humans to a plant's water supply.

Standard Watering

Step 1

Fill a watering can with several gallons of water from a garden hose.

Step 2

Add 2 to 3 drops of liquid vitamins to the watering can.

Step 3

Pour water over plants. Water with solution every 2 months.

Boosting Potting Soil

Step 1

Fill a watering can with several gallons of water from a garden hose.

Step 2

Add two teaspoons of vitamins to watering can to make a concentrated solution.

Step 3

Pour water over soil before potting new plants.

Step 4

Allow soil to dry to a moist consistency before potting plants.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid vitamins
  • Watering can
  • Garden hose

References

  • Mother Earth News:Vitamins for Veggies
  • Science Daily:Vitamin C Is Essential For Plant Growth
  • The International Carnivorous Plant Society : Question about Superthrive

Who Can Help

  • Home Harvest Garden Supply: Vitamins and Hormones for Plants
Keywords: multivitamin mix, potting soil, plant care

About this Author

After 10 years experience in writing, Tracy S. Morris has countless articles and two novels to her credit. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, including "Ferrets" and "CatFancy," as well as the "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World," and several websites.